The captains and coaches all hoping to hoist aloft the glittering RBS 6 Nations trophy were given a tantalising glimpse of the prize they are all playing for at the official RBS 6 Nations launch in London.
With battle due to commence on February 5, Fabien Pelous (France), Marco Bortolami (Italy), Gareth Thomas (Wales), Gordon Bulloch (Scotland), Jonny Wilkinson (England) and Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland) all had their appetites whetted ahead of European rugby's showpiece event.
They were joined by our very own Team RBS, six legends of the game from each of the competing nations, who will be giving their unique insight into their country's progress during what promises to be a thrilling tournament.
The Team RBS members are Abdel Benazzi (France), Alessandro Moscardi (Italy), Ieuan Evans (Wales), David Sole (Scotland), Jason Leonard (England) and Keith Wood (Ireland).
Fans will be able to enjoy the rugby experience like never before with a host of initiatives put forward by sponsor RBS. They include:
1. The RBS 6 Nations with the Prince's Trust
2. Kick for an RBS 6 Nations Ticket
3. The RBS 6 Nations Trophy Tour
4. BBC Big Screens - sponsored by RBS
5. RBS businesses get behind the Championship
6. Team RBS
7. Official website & the Virtual Press Office
Howard Moody, Group Director, Communications, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group said: "This year we have been able to build on the success of our last two years of sponsoring European rugby's crown jewel - The RBS 6 Nations.
"The popularity of our initiatives such as the Trophy Tour and Kick for an RBS 6 Nations Ticket proves that fans are embracing rugby.
"We are currently in the final year of a three-year deal to sponsor the 6 Nations. Rugby has become an integral part of RBS's marketing plans and we are currently at an advanced stage in talks to renew our contract."